Michael Lucker is a writer, director and producer with thirty years of experience in film and television. He began his career writing and directing cable commercials while earning his undergraduate degree in broadcasting and film at Boston University’s College of Communication. Soon after he landed in Los Angeles working in production for ABC, NBC and CBS before taking a job as assistant to Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment on the feature films Always, Arachnophobia and Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade. He went onto serve in creative affairs on feature films at Hollywood Pictures before embarking on a career as a screenwriter for Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox and Universal on such movies as Vampire in Brooklyn, Home on The Range, Mulan II and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which was nominated for an
Academy Award in 2002 as best animated feature. An opportunity to serve as executive
producer at Turner Entertainment brought him home to Atlanta in 2007. He went onto work in television for Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, Travel Channel, History, Discovery, NBC, TBS, TNT, TLC, OWN, DIY, MSNBC and A&E. Recently, he served as script consultant on the feature film Fear of Rain for Lionsgate starring Harry Connick Jr. and Katherine Heigl. Currently, he is writing and producing the film 10-56 for Riot Proof Productions. A renowned instructor in screenwriting, Michael serves as lecturer at Emory University and University of North Georgia, mentor in Reinhardt University’s Creative Writing MFA Program, screenwriting advisor to the
Georgia Film Academy, and founder of Screenwriter School. His book on screenwriting — “Crash! Boom! Bang! How to Write Action Movies” — is available wherever books are sold.